According to various reports, Manchester City’s interest in Juventus starlet Paul Pogba is building up. This news is possibly fueled by rumors of City seeking to replace Yaya Toure at the heart of their mid-field. The Express reports that several clubs including Real Madrid, PSG and Manchester United are monitoring the player.
With Toure reportedly inching closer to his PSG move, the chances of the French club splashing more cash on Pogba are very slim leaving City, who will require an instant replacement for Toure leading the race for his services. More so, Manchester City has enough financial power to match his €100m buy out clause to price him away from Juventus.
However, United wouldn’t want the haughty mistake they made (when they released him as a teenager when his contract expired) coming to haunt them, which will surely be the case should City lay their hands on him. As such, they are also expected to battle their city rivals for their former player. Pogba who has churned out to be an integral part of the Juventus first team is still on a paltry wage structure of about £23,000 a week.
To ensure his continued loyalty amidst several possible big money transfers, Massimo Allegri is determined to extend his current contract which extends till 2016. He will also offer Pogba a pay rise which will see the 21 year old earn about the same wages as the likes of Vidal, Marchisio and Pirlo.
Should Pogba decide to leave Italy, the bad blood between him and United may deter his move back to Old Trafford. More so, it is unlikely that Juventus will want to ship off two of their most creative mid-fielders assuming United maintain their Vidal chase.
Finally, Pogba has maintained that his representatives are in the last stages of discussion on his contract extension with the top echelons of his club and they should reach a compromise soon, but if he ever decides to leave, United better beat City to it, or else, they will have to endure the spite for a long period.